As the bride or the groom, you are of course going to receive gifts. However, wedding etiquette dictates that you should not take without giving in return. In particular, you need to consider giving gifts o the members of your own wedding party.Why give gifts to members of your wedding party?
Necessity and tradition dictate that you cannot plan your wedding and get wed by yourself. You need the help of a lot of people. Your parents are giving you their financial and emotional support.
Your best man is making your transportation arrangements and taking care of your rentals. Your maid of honor is sending out your announcement cards and thank you letters after the wedding.
Your bridesmaids, groomsmen, major sponsors, ushers, flower girls, and ring bearers have taken the time and effort to perform roles crucial to your wedding ceremony.
Everyone in the wedding party has rearranged their schedules to be on hand for your fittings and rehearsal dinners. It is only fitting that you give them a token of your appreciation for all their help.
Planning Your Gifts to Your Wedding Party Members
The moment you have definite plans about your wedding entourage, begin thinking about possible gifts to give each member. Give yourself time to ruminate and choose the perfect gift for these special people.
Think about each member and choose something that may not be very expensive but touching nonetheless. The gift should be something that the wedding party member is sure to like and appreciate.
At least one month before the wedding day, you must have all your gifts lined up and ready for distribution. Before or during your wedding reception program, personally give the gifts away. Do not neglect to add a personal message to each gift.
You should choose gifts that would fit within your budget. After you have decided how much you can spare to buy gifts for your wedding party members, begin purchasing them according to the list of possibilities that you have previously made. Personalized and custom combs, clips, perfume, batch oils, gift baskets, key chains, desk clocks, watches, pens, picture frames can make the perfect gift.
Choose each gift for each member carefully. A flower girl may not appreciate perfume the way a bridesmaid will. Thus for the little ones, you can commission special picture frames that a little girl would love.
Each set of parents can be given a special plaque with your pictures and a specially written message. Your sponsors can be given some gift baskets. The possibilities are endless. All it takes is a little imagination on your part.